Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Friday, 3 September 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
I found out that WH Smiths sells packs of stamps. I could not have been more of a geek if I tried when I rocked up to the tills with an armful of stamp packs! I have decided to start scanning them all properly and posting them here and on flickr. I do have some rather cool ones in my now massive collection. I am even toying with the idea of having ANOTHER blog dedicated to stamps? Although I think that might make me a little bit too much of a geek...
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
I've just bought the second book in the 'Type' series by Taschen. They are the most incredible books, and a new favourite of mine. The best part (apart from the gold printing?) is that each book comes with a code for a website that allows you to download high quality pdfs of most of the images from the books. A dream come true!
Now that I'm free to do what I like I find myself doing boring things like cleaning and sorting the recycling, cooking and mending clothes. Perhaps I was always destined for a life of domesticity. I should just pack in this design malarkey and just focus on marrying well.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
At the Sunday Market there was the most epic new stall, full of crazy things like this. These were reels and reels of old bus tickets, ticket machines, even a bus conductor uniform and the machine for punching holes in tickets. I fell in love with it all, but was dismayed at the price (£30 for a reel of tickets? I don't think so! Anyway, I already have a whole load of old bus tickets like this (which I'll post more of), but what a cool thing to have? I wonder if the machine still works? It's also a little bit sad when things like this turn up in markets and car boot sales. I can just imagine some old bus conductor holding on to all this for years and years until he had to give it up for some reason and it ends up here.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
I'm a bit cheeky when it comes to the sunday market. I'm forever photographing things I like the look of but don't have the funds to buy. Mainly to put in my archives and on here. Although I wish I'd got that book 'Queer animals and why'. It's worth £2.50 for the title alone.
Monday, 26 April 2010
i know I have been awful at posting recently, but this is a month of madness before my degree show and I really need one less thing to think about! As soon as everything is handed in I will be posting like mad, in part to distract myself from the fact that I don't know what to do after I graduate....
ANYWAY, here's a great typeface.